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Reading Robyn

I am a lover of libraries, a reader of everything, a girl easily swayed by pretty pictures, and overall just your average, nerdy fairy princess.


2013 is the year I'm finally keeping up a regular reading blog Reading Robyn! There I post extended versions of my GR reviews so be sure to check that out!


I always seem to be on the move having lived in seven cities and counting in my nineteen years. I'm not on the run from the law as many have assumed (at least I don't think so), but moving around has given me an appreciation for how places make stories and people make memories. While change is inevitable, books are the friends that I take with me from place to place. They comforted me when I was sick, they push me to continue to learn and grow into myself, and most importantly they opened me up to the possibilities of living in thousands of places all at once.


I primarily read YA fiction, as well as a lot of graphic novels and manga. However, I tend to be this combination of odd reads, so expect the unexpected!


Cheesy Life Quote: "In this world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself." - Frantz Fanon

The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 1)

The Ruby in the Smoke - Philip Pullman The Ruby in the Smoke is a young adult mystery set in Victorian London that will keep anyone and everyone reading to the very end. With two somehow intertwined mysteries, each steadily growing more and more dangerous the young Sally Lockhart is caught in the middle of it all when she receives a mysterious message after the death of her father. Everything about this book screams excellence with a well developed cast of characters that you can feel like you can invest in and a mystery that keeps you guessing with every turn. And boy, are there a lot of turns! I really feel like there is nothing more I can say other then that. Anyone interested in reading mysteries specifically for young adults, or otherwise should stop looking through reviews and go and read this for themselves.